Backed by 41+ Years of Irrigation Experience
Spring Has Sprung: All Things Seem Possible in May
Lay the foundation for a good season now!
May is a great time to lay the groundwork for a successful season.
Fortunately, with SIMS Plastics as your partner,
it’s easier than ever to build your own sprinkler or irrigation system at home.
VENDOR AND PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
TECHLINE BLANK TUBE 100′ COIL
Netafim’s drip blank tubing coil. Just add the emitters.
TECHLINE .4 GPH 12″ 250′ COIL
Netafim’s drip blank tubing coil with emitters built in.
Netafim has 57+ years of experience creating irrigation equipment, including drippers, dripper lines, sprinklers, and micro-emitters.
Founded in the Negev Desert of Israel, Netafim has a proven track record of creating effective products for extreme growing conditions.
Today, Netafim continues to use its combination of precision irrigation equipment, agronomic expertise, and innovation to help grow crops in any climate with less equipment.
As the world’s leading irrigation company, we will drive mass adoption of smart irrigation solutions to fight scarcity of food, water and land.
360 DEG. 8 STREAM ADJ. STAKED
The Zebra™ Adjustable Umbrella Bubblers are available with a stake and has a dial enabling the flow and coverage to be adjusted. Water is emitted with small coverage downward in an umbrella pattern.
Zebra Adjustable Umbrella Bubbler
Tempo is known for its Zebra Adjustable Umbrella Bubblers. Available with a stake, the bubblers have a dial to adjust flow and coverage as needed. The Zebra Adjustable Umbrella Bubbler emits water with small coverage downward in an umbrella pattern.
Features of the Zebra Adjustable Umbrella Bubbler include:
- Click adjustment from off to full flow (ideal for managing plants as they grow)
- High volume, direct watering of plants with a small umbrella water pattern
- Efficient and reliable watering method
- Easy to install, and trouble-free operation with no moving parts
- Removable cap for easy cleaning
- Made from UV-resistant, durable plastic material
The Zebra Adjustable Umbrella Bubbler is adjustable from 0-31 GPH, has an operating pressure of 15-30 PSI, and is available with 1/4″ barb or 1/4” threaded inlet or on a 6” stake with 360° umbrella pattern coverage. You must use a minimum 150 mesh filter.
1/4″ TUBING-100′ ROLL
We stock Tempo’s micro-tubing, also known as spaghetti, feeder, or distribution tubing. The tubing is available in multiple sizes, coil lengths, and materials (polyethylene or vinyl):
- Polyethylene (linear low-density polyethylene) is strong and stiff and ideal for all weather with the barbed micro-fittings
- Vinyl tubing is more flexible but does not adhere to micro-fittings as well, especially in high temperatures and pressures
We recommend using micro-tubing as a feeder line from the supply tubing to the dripper or jet. Choose from a range of micro-fittings for your micro-tubing.
Tempo is an American irrigation company dedicated to making water work for you. The company offers valve boxes, drainage solutions (like grates and basins), and drip irrigation equipment (like emitters, jets, sprayers, mini-bubblers, misters, foggers, dripper lines, and micro-fittings).
Tempo was founded in 2010 with a small lineup of drainage products. Today, the company continues to offer quality products while exceeding its competitors for quality service and pricing. All Tempo products are made in the United States.
All contractors are licensed septic and irrigation contractors.
To be featured on our Contractor Spotlight List – please contact Sims Plastics and let us know! We will be rotating the companies on this list in future Focal*Points issues.
Licensed Septic Contractors
Bulls Septic (Odessa/Midland): 432-202-9177
J&B Services (Odessa/Midland): 432-260-0092
Bobby Stalvey (Odessa/Midland): 432-684-7143
K&M Contracting (Waco): 254-292-9669
Brookshire Septic (Waco): 254-744-0194
Jernan Construction (Waco): 254-848-4848
Petra Services (Odessa/Midland): 432-634-0439
Hart Irrigation (Odessa/Midland): 432-238-2310
Lush Lawns of Texas: 432-880-0307
Eternal Trees & Landscape (Odessa/Midland): 432-269-6988
Living Water Irrigation (Odessa/Midland): 432-631-2138
CGW Lawn Sprinkler (Waco): 254-723-8278
Rain on Demand (Waco): 254-855-7106
Talbert Irrigation (Waco): 254-218-3517
TIPS & TRICKS: Make the Most of May
Below are some tips that you can use with your customers to help them build their own above-ground or below-ground sprinkler system – or give them a quote for you to do the entire project for them. Here are a few ideas on how you can use these tips to add value to your customers or as a prospecting tool for your business:
- Print out the preformatted tips page and give it to your customers when you show up to give an estimate, to provide services, or mail it along with your invoice if you’ve already finished a job.
- Email the preformatted tips page to any of your existing customers as a reminder about Spring irrigation projects along with a message that you would be happy to handle their irrigation projects for them. Or, you can offer the tips alongside a pre-packaged irrigation service plan where you offer to handle these things for them for a set cost.
- Offer these tips to local HOA or neighborhood associations for use in their newsletter or to post on their message boards along with your contact information in case residents need help with their plumbing, irrigation, or septic projects.
Build a DIY Above-Ground Sprinkler System
Building an effective above-ground sprinkler system is easier than you think! Gather these parts, then build at home today.
- 30′ 3/4″ SCH 40 PVC PIPE
- 2- 3/4″ CROSS SCH 40
- 3/4 X 1/2 RED 90 SLIP X FIPT
- 3/4″X3/4″X1/2″ RED TEE SLIP
- 3/4″ HOSE ADAPTER
- 3/4″ CAP SLIP SCH 40
- 10″ FULL PATTERN NOZZLE
- 1/2″X6″ CUT-OFF NIPPLE
- 2- 1/2″ SHRUG HEAD ADAPTER
- PINT OF PURPLE PRIMER AND BLUE CEMENT
Combine all parts, and you have an effective above-ground sprinkler system.
Call or come by and see us today, and we’ll show you a plan with the detailed step-by-step process.
Build a DIY Drip Irrigation System
Drip irrigation systems aren’t as complicated as they look. With a few basic steps, you can build your own drip irrigation system at home.
Make sure it’s safe to dig around in your yard (call 811 to check)
2) Gather Materials
- 2 different sizes of rubber tubing and the necessary connectors
- Buy one rubber tubing size with a large diameter for the main base
- Buy another rubber tubing size with a smaller diameter for the water outlets
Note: For a more permanent solution, have your sprinkler company connect the larger, main base to your pre-existing sprinkler system. If not, a spigot works fine.
- A hand drill or insert tool
- Emitters to fit your smaller tubing
- Ground stakes for large tubing sizes
3) Layout the System
- Which area do you want to irrigate? Determine your watering zone
- Then, connect your tubing to the water source of your choice
- Lay out your tubing to determine how much length you need
- If needed, fasten tubing together, cut away any excess, and clamp off the end tube
4) Secure to Ground
- Stake everything into the ground to prevent movement.
- For a secure fit, buy ground stakes that perfectly fit the size of the tubing for your main base.
5) Decide Where to Install Emitters
Take a pencil or piece of chalk and mark where you want each emitter to go.
Ideally, emitters will be close to the plant without touching the stem. This minimizes water waste and prevents flooding the roots.
After marking out everything, use a hand drill or insert tool to create holes in the main tubing for the smaller tubing and emitters. Follow installation instructions for your specific emitter.
6) Cover and Test
Now’s the fun part.
Cover your irrigation system with mulch or dirt to prevent exposure from the elements or people tripping over it.
- Look for leaks or drips
- Check for incorrectly positioned emitters
If it all looks good, then great! You have a new irrigation system – and the satisfaction of a DIY job done right.